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28 November 2014 Last updated at 13:03

Print workers face jobless ChristmasPolestar Colchester site

Dozens of jobs could be lost at a printing firm in Essex set to close on Christmas Eve.

Colchester General HospitalHospital beds axed in emergency unit

A number of beds at an Essex hospital have been permanently closed to allow staff to "manage pressure" better, a hospital boss says.

Sarcophagus found in EssexEgyptian coffin sells for £13,500

An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus found propped up in an Essex drawing room sells for twice its guide price at auction.

Deborah McGurran Article written by Deborah McGurran Deborah McGurran Political editor, East of England

'Beautiful' Harlow blighted by illegal traveller sites, says MP Robert Halfon

Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, calls on the government to ensure that travellers on illegal sites obey the law in the same way as the settled community.

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